Pomegranate Gin Fizz

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Cocktail History

The Pomegranate Gin Fizz is a Christmas cocktail that was first published in the book Gin O’Clock: A Year of Ginspiration by Craft Cocktail Club. The recipe, which is great for batching ahead of holiday parties, calls for a classic London Dry Gin and adds seasonal flair with homemade grenadine, bubbly, and swirling pomegranate seeds.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

London Dry Gin: This is the base spirit. It’s a gin that is infused with botanical flavor through redistillation without artificial ingredients or colors. We used Broker’s Premium London Dry Gin because it’s versatile, high proof, and a chameleon that adds the distinct flavor of juniper while still allowing the other flavors to shine. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Dry London Spirit in place of the gin.

Sparkling Wine: This is the other base spirit. It’s a wine to which carbon dioxide is added that makes it fizzy. We went with Champagne Moutard Père & Fils Brut Prestige for its delicious semi-dry flavor. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Gruvi Non-Alcoholic Prosecco in place of the sparkling wine.

Grenadine: This is a sweetener made with pomegranate juice and white sugar. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Pomegranate Seeds: These mostly just enhance the presentation of this drink. We bought seeds from the store instead of deseeding a pomegranate ourselves.

Demerara Sugar Cube: This adds a hint of sweetness and makes the pomegranate seeds float throughout the fizz.

Tasting Notes

The Pomegranate Gin Fizz features both the aromas and the taste of sparkling wine with the latter accented by a bright but slightly bitter sweetness and a strong herbal character.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: This recipe finally gave us a reason to make our own grenadine for the first time, and it was well worth it. The store-bought candy apple red stuff just doesn’t hold a candle to the true pomegranate-flavored syrup that makes this drink stand out. And although this is a very simple drink, we both though it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at any holiday party both in presentation and taste.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“This champagne cocktail is pretty tasty, but honestly the homemade grenadine and pomegranate seeds don’t add too much to the flavor. This recipe does make for great spectacle though! Adding a sugar cube to the bottom of the glass keeps the bubbles flowing and the pips moving around constantly, but as for taste it is admittedly a bit underwhelming. Make it in batches at the next Christmas party, and it’s sure to be a hit even if just for cosmetic purposes.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This is a simple cocktail with a pretty straightforward taste mostly just of slightly sweetened sparkling wine. I love bubbly cocktails for that reason; they’re easy to sip. The pomegranate seeds dancing in the drink were a nice touch that would definitely impress your guests at a holiday party, and because there’s an ounce of Broker’s gin perfectly masked by the bubbly, they’ll also wonder why they’re so tipsy after just a couple.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Gin O’Clock: A Year of Ginspiration by Craft Cocktail Club.

Gin O’clock: A Year of Ginspiration
Gin O’clock: A Year of Ginspiration
Hardcover Book; Craft Gin Club (Author); English (Publication Language); 160 Pages – 02/02/2021 (Publication Date) – HarperCollins (Publisher)
$22.99

AuthorGin O'ClockPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 1 oz London Dry Gin
 Sparkling Wine
 6 Pomegranate Seeds
 1 Demerara Sugar Cube

Method
1

Add gin and grenadine to a cocktail glass or champagne flute.

2

Stir gently.

3

Top with sparkling wine.

4

Drop in sugar cube and pomegranate seeds.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 oz London Dry Gin
 Sparkling Wine
 6 Pomegranate Seeds
 1 Demerara Sugar Cube

Directions

Method
1

Add gin and grenadine to a cocktail glass or champagne flute.

2

Stir gently.

3

Top with sparkling wine.

4

Drop in sugar cube and pomegranate seeds.

Pomegranate Gin Fizz

Make It a Mocktail: Use Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Dry London Spirit in place of the gin and Gruvi Non-Alcoholic Prosecco in place of the sparkling wine to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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